Posts Tagged ‘wood’

June 2013: Day 09 And Some Thoughts About The Work So Far

Sunday, June 9th, 2013


Day 09
Wooden Dolls
Pen, watercolour.

Yesterday was a disaster.

My drawing for Day 08 started out alright, but I really over-worked the painting and ended up with a mess. At about 11:00 at night I started over and ended up posting something much closer to my original idea.

Looking back, I realize that by the time I’d thought “maybe I should start again”, it was already too late. But I went on, wasting an hour and a half.

When I started the second version, I enjoyed it so much more. I went in with confidence and a loose energy that I wish I’d had for the first piece.

Why did it take me so long to admit that the first piece was a dud? Why, after a week, was it still so hard to start off with confidence? Why did seven days of practice make it more difficult, and not easier?

Day 10 means we are one third of the way through this Thirty Days Project. I’m trying to maintain a style that requires both abandon and control, freedom and restraint. The internal struggle gets more and more familiar each day, and I’m trying to love that, to get as much joy out of the struggle as I do from a satisfactory piece.

How do you feel on Day 10? What are you thinking about the next 20 days?

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Thirty

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Thirtieth and final. I can’t quite believe I made it to the end. It has been great to see the tangible work stacking up. I also really liked seeing the progression of others’ work, following the various journeys through the challenge.
I have been wondering when I will pick up a brush again, I bet it won’t be tomorrow. Hopefully soon.
Great project.

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Twenty Eight

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

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Twenty Seven

Monday, June 27th, 2011

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Twenty Six

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

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Twenty Five

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

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Twenty Four

Friday, June 24th, 2011

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Twenty Three

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

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Twenty one

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

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Twenty

Monday, June 20th, 2011

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Nineteen

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

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Seventeen

Friday, June 17th, 2011

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Twelve

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

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Ten

Friday, June 10th, 2011

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Eight

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

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Seven

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

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Six

Monday, June 6th, 2011

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Day 04: Pigman

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Pigman

Acrylic and ink on wood.

 

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